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The Grand Palace

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Address: Na Phra Lan Rd, Maharaj Pier | next to Wat Phra Kaeo Temple Complex, Bangkok, Thailand
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Phone Number: +66 2 623 5500 ext. 3100
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Bangkok's famous palace complex was built in 1782 and features several...

Bangkok's famous palace complex was built in 1782 and features several magnificent buildings including Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), which contains a beautiful Emerald Buddha that dates back to the 14th century.

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You can't say you've been to Bangkok unless you go to the Grand Palace. Very beautiful and impressive.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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You can't say you've been to Bangkok unless you go to the Grand Palace. Very beautiful and impressive.

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Be sure to wear suitable clothing. Knees and shoulder must be covered when entering the Emerald Buddha temple - clothing can be bought within palace walls.

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We were there recently and half of the complex was closed. Only the area close to the Emerald Buddha Temple was open to the tourists. The palace and garden in front of it was closed with a low fence. We could take some photos but could not go closer.

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The building here is excellent great colours everywhere a real treat! A bit expensive at 500 bhat but as it's the biggest thing to do in Bangkok I can see why! The crowds where to much tbh i thought about snapping more than one selfie stick (should be band) there is a Strick dress code as you would expect but... More 

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Lots of people here after the king died, all dressed in black. A bit confusing entrance, through a security check and then you must show id with picture. We didn't have any, but came in anyway without any problems. A short queue to get into the palace area. The palace itself is impressive, but after seeing all the great temples... More 

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You will pay 500bht to look around which to us was a little overpriced. You can get a good photo without having to enter the palace.

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The grand palace is in the same area as the temple of the emerald Buddha. Together they are the highlight of Bangkok. We did not get to see most of the palace because pretty much everything was blocked off due to the passing of the king. You can get there easily with the boat.

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My family and I visited the place last November 29. The entrance fee of 500 baht is quite expensive considering that the temple of Wat Pho is just 10 minutes walk away from the Grand Palace and also has numerous temples and the fee here is only aroumd 100 baht. Nevertheless, the temples in the Grand Palace are marvelous. It's... More 

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I had the opportunity to visit here in November. With the Kings passing, the visit was even more meaningful. The people coming to pay their respects was absolutely mind blowing coming from the USA. This is such a special time for the Thai people. Getting the opportunity to be on the sidelines observing was incredible. Beautiful buildings here and a... More 

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The grand palace and surrounding sights was definitely incredible to see but was also very expensive for, if I'm honest, not a lot.

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Banglamphu
While you’ll see skyscrapers in most parts of Bangkok, it’s the gilded roofs of ancient pagodas that adorn the skyline of Banglamphu, the city’s historical and most touristic district. Hordes of tourists flock to this area to tick quite a few must-see attractions off their to-do list, with the Grand Palace being the most spectacular of them all. Banglamphu is also home to Bangkok’s infamous tourist ghetto, centered around Khao San Road. Visit at night to feast on road-side pad thai, cheap beers and if you’re up for it, some dancing fueled by buckets of Thai whiskey.
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